The Timeless Practice of Sojong
Observe Sojong for one day or many days at a time
Where, When, and Who
Practice anywhere, at home or on the road, on weekdays, weekends, or any sacred days of the month or year, starting at 7:00 am and continuing until 7:00 am the next morning. The Sojong may be observed by anyone who is mentally and physically fit.
Download the morning prayers to recite at 7:00 am and follow their instructions.
You will stay healthier, lose extra weight, live longer, save resources by not eating dinner, and have more to share with those who have little. You will have less work, gain more time to do meaningful projects, and have the ability to contribute to the preservation of the environment and peace of mind and body. You will, with intelligence and some luck, find new meaning, courage, and confidence from the things that we simply “don’t do” and above all a dignity of different kind that comes from who we are, not what we are composed of. In short, this is Buddha’s way of reclaiming your happiness, beauty, and a good sense of self-confidence from adopting a simple way of life.
Help sustain the environment for posterity!
Observe Sojong during Vesak Month, Chöthrul Month, Full Moon, New Moon, Eighth Day of the Month, or any other days of the month.
Help plant one million trees as part of the Mango Project for posterity. Your Sojong observation will help the children and teachers of the Pema Ts'al School in India plant more mango trees. We have already planted 320 mango trees on our property as a start. How it works: Whatever money you would have spent on your dinner and drinks will be your donation to the Vikramasila Foundation toward the mangoes. So if your typical meal is worth $3, $5, or $10, multiply that amount by 15 (or however many days you observe Sojong). Your donation would then be $45, $75, or $150. For those interested in good health, longevity, spiritual values, and the environment, Sojong is the best solution.
The Pema Ts'al Mango Project was initiated by the teachers and children of Pema Ts'al School in the Tibetan Colony of Mundgod, India.